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Name of source: BBC
SOURCE: BBC (7-21-07)
A leading Italian art historian and curator says he has documentary proof that it was once part of a much larger painting depicting the aged Pope kneeling in front of his youthful mistress, Giulia Farnese.
This is an unusual example of "damnatio memoriae" - a Latin phrase meaning "damnation of memory".
It refers to a custom dating back to antiquity - the attempted removal of a famous person from the historical record for reasons of dishonour.
SOURCE: BBC (7-20-07)
The Carrick, which pre-dates the Cutty Sark, was built at Sunderland in 1864 and is now berthed at the Scottish Maritime Museum in Irvine, Ayrshire.
North Ayrshire Council granted provisional permission for the ship to be demolished in February as it would cost almost £20m to restore it.
About 100 campaigners from Sunderland will call for the ship to be returned.
Originally named The City of Adelaide, the ship was built to carry people emigrating to southern Australia.
SOURCE: BBC (7-19-07)
David Lassman, 43, from Bath, had his own attempt at a novel rejected by a string of publishers.
So he retyped parts of Pride and Prejudice, Northanger Abbey and Persuasion, before sending them to publishers and agents.
Not only did most of the literary experts fail to spot the trick - none offered him a book contract.
SOURCE: BBC (7-20-07)
Metal detectorists David and Andrew Whelan, who uncovered the treasures, said the find was a "thing of dreams". The pair, from Leeds, said the hoard was worth about £750,000 as a conservative estimate.
The ancient objects come from as far afield as Afghanistan in the East and Ireland in the West, as well as what is now Russia, Scandinavia and continental Europe.
The hoard contains 617 silver coins and 65 other objects, including a gold arm-ring and a gilt silver vessel. Most of the smaller objects were extremely well preserved as they had been hidden inside the vessel, which was protected by a lead container.
It was probably buried for safety by a wealthy Viking leader during the unrest following the conquest of the Viking kingdom of Northumbria in AD927.
Name of source: AP
SOURCE: AP (7-19-07)
The underwater discovery of what archaeologists said were the oldest materials recovered off the island's coast could shed fresh light on the early history of Cyprus and Mediterranean seafaring.
SOURCE: AP (7-18-07)
A pagoda-shaped metal urn containing the hair was given to a Sri Lankan delegation by custodians of an ancient Buddhist monastery as monks in saffron robes chanted religious texts.
SOURCE: AP (7-18-07)
"Choosing Petra as a world wonder has made the public even more aware of the need to conserve this unique heritage that we have," said Khairieh Amr, a senior archaeologist with Jordan's Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities.
But Amr warned that Petra and other archaeological sites in the region could suffer because of a "building boom that is taking place" to expand tourist facilities.
SOURCE: AP (7-20-07)
Press secretary Tony Snow told reporters Friday that Bush will have the procedure done at his Camp David, Md., mountaintop retreat....
Because the president will be under the effects of anesthesia, he has elected to implement Section 3 of the 25th Amendment to the Constitution, making Cheney acting president until Bush indicates he is prepared to reassume his authority.
In 2002, Bush transferred presidential powers to Cheney for more than two hours.
It was only the second time in history that the Constitution's presidential disability clause was invoked. President Reagan was the first to invoke the Constitution's 25th Amendment since its adoption in 1967 as a means of dealing with presidential disability and succession.
SOURCE: AP (7-19-07)
dug up a second-century bath complex believed to be
part of the vast, luxurious residence of a wealthy
The two-story complex, which extends for at least 5
acres, includes exceptionally well-preserved decorated
hot rooms, vaults, changing rooms, marble latrines and
an underground room where slaves lit the fire to warm
Statues and water cascades decorated the interiors,
American archaeologist Darius A. Arya, the head of the
excavation, said Thursday during a tour of the digs
with The Associated Press. Only pedestals and
fragments have been recovered.
SOURCE: AP (7-17-07)
The one-time site of privies for men and women has been built upon repeatedly. Recently, crews demolished a former school bus barn on the 3.5-acre downtown site in order to build a condominium complex and a parking garage.
But first, archaeologists were called in. Beginning in late May, they started digging into the ground in a discovery process that could last several more weeks.
Name of source: http://www.splcenter.org
SOURCE: http://www.splcenter.org (7-20-07)
In March, after being accused by white neo-Confederate colleagues of financial improprieties, Edgerton quit the fight and furled his flag.
Edgerton served for years as the lone member of the board of advisers of the Southern Legal Resource Center (SLRC), a position without pay or authority. In that role, Edgerton provided a thin defense against the charges of white supremacy that are regularly levied against SLRC Chief Trial Counsel Kirk Lyons, who was married at the Idaho compound of the neo-Nazi Aryan Nations and has long had close ties to major racist figures.
Name of source: Peggy Noonan, in the WSJ in the course of a review of Robert Novak's memoir
Name of source: Times (UK)
SOURCE: Times (UK) (7-20-07)
Far from knowing the order of key events, such as the Battle of Hastings or the signing of Magna Carta, pupils have no overview of history and cannot answer the “big questions” it poses, the schools’ inspectorate has found.
Not only are key events in British and world history overlooked, but without a sense of the order in which they occurred, students cannot make any connections with the periods that they have studied.
Name of source: International Herald Tribune
SOURCE: International Herald Tribune (7-18-07)
Once strictly communist products, the AK-47 and its offspring are killing tools so durable and easy to use that they were heralded as achievements of state socialism and industrial might. Uncoupled from the laws of supply and demand by their origins in planned economies, they flowed from arms plants in the tens of millions, becoming national defense and foreign policy instruments for the Soviet Union and allied states.
But the 60th birthday party has displayed the rifle's evolving place in both the market and the Kremlin's mind. These days the Kalashnikov is seen through capitalist lenses, and argued about in ways that could not possibly have been envisioned by its communist creators.
Name of source: LiveScience
SOURCE: LiveScience (7-11-07)
The eruption at what is now Lake Toba in northwestern Sumatra roughly 75,000 years ago was the largest of the last 2 million years.
The gigantic blast released at least 7.7 trillion tons, or 670 cubic miles, of magma, equivalent in mass to more than 19 million Empire State Buildings.
SOURCE: LiveScience (7-18-07)
About 450,000 years ago, a "megaflood" breached a giant natural dam near the Dover strait and began the formation of the English Channel , according to a study detailed in the July 19 issue of the journal Nature. Following this first disastrous flood, a second deluge finished the job.
"The first was probably 100 times greater than the average discharge of the Mississippi River," said Sanjeev Gupta, a geologist at Imperial College London and co-author of the study. "But that's a conservative estimate—it could have been much larger."
Gupta said his team's findings quash previous, evidence-thin theories about how the island became severed from mainland Europe.
Name of source: Detroit News
SOURCE: Detroit News (7-19-07)
Many call it a "riot," a term that conjures images of mobs acting spontaneously. Blacks who lived through it call it a "rebellion."
"When I hear the word 'riot' I just get the chills," said Brenda Dixon, 45, of Detroit. "The word 'riot' just seems inhumane, like people acting savagely."
The terms are cognitive shorthand, framing the issues connected with a pivotal time in Detroit's history -- an event that fueled the continuation of white flight and corporate disinvestment, and helped create the most segregated region in the nation....
Thomas Sugrue, a Detroit native and author, said people gloss over the conditions of the time.
"There is a common myth among whites that Detroit was a great city but then the riots happened," said Sugrue, who teaches history and sociology at the University of Pennsylvania and wrote the acclaimed"Origins of the Urban Crisis: Race and Inequality in Postwar Detroit."
He said Detroit was a great city for whites but not for blacks who were barred from federal mortgage programs, barred from buying homes in white neighborhoods and toiled in menial jobs as whites got promoted.
Name of source: http://www.earthtimes.org
SOURCE: http://www.earthtimes.org (7-19-07)
Maj. Chris Johnson of the Department of Defense says last week's four-day expedition to the Alaskan atoll by U.S. and Japanese delegations turned up clothing and remains that confirmed the burial sites listed in a 1953 report, KTUU-TV in Anchorage, Alaska, reported Tuesday.
Name of source: Telegraph (UK)
SOURCE: Telegraph (UK) (7-20-07)
Less than a third of pupils study GCSE history, meaning few learn about important historical themes when they are "mature enough" to do so.
In a critical report published today, inspectors said pupils were being driven away because of overloaded timetables and lessons that were often dumbed down.
"Ofsted insisted the curriculum focused on a "relatively small number of issues with pupils failing to make connections between different periods or answering the "big questions" thrown up by the past.
The report also said the Government's drive to promote so-called "Britishness" was being undermined by lessons that focus too strongly on England while shunning Scotland, Wales and Ireland.
SOURCE: Telegraph (UK) (7-20-07)
Packed inside the ornately carved 8th century silver gilt pot, experts at the British Museum found 617 coins, jewellery and ingots from as far afield as Samarkand, Afghanistan, Russia, France, and Ireland. The pot had been buried in a field near Harrogate in Yorkshire, probably in the year 927.
SOURCE: Telegraph (UK) (7-18-07)
The famed treasure has long been reputed to have been dumped somewhere off the coast of Corsica by fleeing SS men, who planned to recover it after the war.
However, Terry Hodgkinson, who has been researching the missing gold for 15 years, told The Daily Telegraph that he was now "confident" he knew its exact location in waters less than a nautical mile from the town of Bastia.
Mr Hodgkinson, who is also a television scriptwriter, has teamed up with Corsican experts and won permission from the French authorities to enter the race to find six steel cases said to contain 440lb of gold bullion plus other precious objects pillaged from the Jewish community in Tunisia during the war.
Name of source: http://www.expatica.com
SOURCE: http://www.expatica.com (7-19-07)
Name of source: Arizona Republic
SOURCE: Arizona Republic (7-19-07)
But unlike the now-U.S. 60 built in the early 1970s, construction crews won't be allowed to encase the ruins in asphalt. "That's an old saw," said Todd Bostwick, who has studied the Hohokam people for more than 25 years. "They (crews) have to dig them now."
Name of source: http://www.ireland.com
SOURCE: http://www.ireland.com (7-18-07)
Five people were arrested this morning and were due to appear in court in Navan on a charge of obstructing traffic, a spokesman for the protesters said.
Two more people were arrested this afternoon and brought to Navan Garda station.
Name of source: AFP
SOURCE: AFP (7-17-07)
For seven months, Donny George and his family have tried to rebuild their life in the United States. Even as the radio plays American country music, their thoughts are always on Iraq.
George and his family, Iraqi Christians, are among the scant 133 Iraqis who were allowed to relocate to the United States since the beginning of 2007, according to government figures.
George, 56 and an expert in Mesopotamian archaeology, said that the country needs to take in more.
"I believe 100 percent that the United States should help the Iraqis that are outside and the ones inside who have left their homes. Specifically the Christians," he said. "Both Sunnis and Shiites are now attacking the Christians ... They are going from door to door, ordering them to convert or pay a tax or leave or be killed."
Name of source: http://www.news-antique.com
SOURCE: http://www.news-antique.com (7-16-07)
“This may very well be the most important document to come on the market in the last fifty years,” said Paul Brown of Gallery 63. “It truly belongs in the National Archives. It was, in effect, the document that saved our great land. It is not in Washington, it is not in New York. Amazingly, it is at Gallery 63 and will be sold to the highest bidder.” Brown estimated the letter could bring $500,000.
Name of source: LAT
SOURCE: LAT (7-20-07)
That would be President Bush, whose approval rating scraped new lows last week. Bush won't be on the ballot in 2008, of course, but throughout American history, outgoing presidents have cast a long shadow over the campaign to succeed them. And when a departing president has been as unpopular as Bush is now, his party has usually lost the White House in the next election. ...
In the elections to replace departing presidents, weakness seems more contagious than strength. Outgoing presidents with a high job approval rating haven't always succeeded in passing on the White House to their chosen candidates. Ronald Reagan did in 1988, but, in two nail-biting contests, Dwight Eisenhower in 1960 and Bill Clinton in 2000 could not.
Unpopular departing presidents, though, have consistently undercut their party in the next election. Democrats lost the White House in 1952 and 1968 after Harry Truman and Lyndon Johnson saw their approval ratings plummet below 50%. Likewise, in the era before polling, the opposition party won the White House when deeply embattled presidents left office after the elections of 1920 (Woodrow Wilson), 1896 (Grover Cleveland), 1860 (James Buchanan) and 1852 (Millard Fillmore). The White House also changed partisan control when weakened presidents stepped down in 1844 and 1884. Only in 1856 and 1876 did this pattern bend, when the parties of troubled presidents Franklin Pierce and Ulysses S. Grant held the White House upon their departure.
SOURCE: LAT (7-19-07)
She didn't know about the 1920s steamship, rusty anchors, tractor tires, fishing-boat motors, settlers' stovepipes, Native American tools and jewelry, and the bones of man and beast dating back thousands of years. All were hauled from the lake bottom this summer.
Name of source: Boston Globe
SOURCE: Boston Globe (7-20-07)
As the country marks the anniversary of the July 20, 1944 plot, historians say a new film starring Tom Cruise about the doomed attempt to blow up Hitler would bring the subject to a global audience. But it may trivialize the story too, they warn.
The film's production has been dogged by opposition from German government ministries, both due to Cruise's adherence to Scientology -- which Berlin considers a cult and not a church -- and because of the conspiracy's significance regarding the post-war rebirth and international rehabilitation of Germany.
Ian Kershaw, a leading British authority on the Third Reich, told Reuters on Friday that the film "will doubtless help to raise awareness of the resistance to Hitler within Germany."
"However, Hollywood's record in dealing with historical subjects does not inspire confidence in its potential for dealing with this issue," he added.
Even at the risk of appearing intolerant, Germany has been anxious to stop anyone from misrepresenting the conspiracy, as its legacy is inextricably linked to the country's efforts to atone for crimes that still haunt it on a daily basis.
SOURCE: Boston Globe (7-18-07)
About two years ago, relying on a hunch and a map of the seabed drawn in 1982 by John F. Kennedy Jr. and other divers looking for the wreck, Clifford returned to the spot where his dive team had first discovered artifacts from the Whydah in 1984.
A lthough he didn't exactly strike gold -- not yet, at least -- he did find about 30 cannons buried 10 feet beneath the ocean floor. In recent days, three of the newly discovered cannons were hauled out of the ocean, spurring excitement that a long-hidden portion of the ship's treasure might be revealed.
Name of source: Leonard Garment, in a letter to the editor of the NYT
SOURCE: Leonard Garment, in a letter to the editor of the NYT (7-20-07)
Re “National Archives Release 11 Hours of Nixon Tapes” (news article, July 12):
Richard M. Nixon’s tape-recorded description of me, in a 1972 conversation with Charles Colson, as “house Jew” for Nixon’s second term was a characteristic piece of cynical Nixonian shorthand.
From the beginning of my service in the Nixon administration in 1969 I was a partisan of Jewish issues, particularly those involving the security of Israel.
As such, I was able to make a substantial contribution to administration policies during the controversies over the Rogers plan and arms deliveries to Israel in 1969 and in the critical days of the Yom Kippur War in 1973.
Of those polices, Israel’s prime minister during the war, Golda Meir, later wrote in her autobiography that Israel “never had a better friend” in the White House than Nixon.
Notwithstanding the miserable tapes, I believe that I can claim part of the credit for Mrs. Meir’s assessment.
New York, July 13, 2007
The writer was special assistant and counsel to President Nixon.
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Name of source: NYT
SOURCE: NYT (7-19-07)
The location was strategic. The last presidential hopeful to visit this town was Robert F. Kennedy, at the end of a 200-mile antipoverty tour of eastern Kentucky nearly 40 years ago, just one month before he formally announced his candidacy. Mr. Edwards, though saying he did not deserve to be compared to Kennedy, whom he described as his political hero, nonetheless sought to link his campaign’s central theme, the elimination of poverty, to work that Kennedy championed.
SOURCE: NYT (7-18-07)
The new rules, which were adopted last week and went into effect on Monday, would essentially bar the importation of any ancient coin from Cyprus unless authorized by the Cypriot government. The limits are part of a broader agreement between the United States and the Republic of Cyprus to extend for five years existing restrictions on the import of pre-classical, classical and Byzantine art and artifacts from the island.
Name of source: Ottawa Citizen
SOURCE: Ottawa Citizen (7-19-07)
One side of the coin carries the current portrait of Queen Elizabeth. The other depicts 16th-century English explorer Martin Frobisher and a compass rose from his era, along with images of the ship he sailed in search of the fabled Northwest Passage and an Inuit man paddling his kayak in ice-choked waters....
A mint spokesman said the kayaker is simply meant to represent the indigenous people of the North, and their role in Arctic exploration. But the combination of elements recalls an infamous episode from Frobisher's 1576 voyage to Baffin Island and the tragic fate of an unnamed Inuit paddler who was lured aboard the explorer's ship, the Gabriel, and kidnapped for transport back to England as token proof of the expedition's success in reaching the New World.
Name of source: Independent (UK)
SOURCE: Independent (UK) (7-19-07)
Mr Blair will be anointed as Middle East envoy by the international Quartet, the EU, UN, Russia and the US, knowing the history of the region is littered by the failures of his predecessors as international peacemakers.
On the one hand Mr Blair brings considerable assets to the job, including success in Northern Ireland, and a real interest in the Israel-Palestinian conflict, which has no doubt been sharpened by, but did not begin with, the desire to make good for the fiasco of Iraq.
On the other hand, it is hard at present to see how he can succeed without coming at some point into collision with both Israel, where he is justly regarded as a friend, and his chief sponsor President Bush.
Name of source: The Globe and Mail (Canada)
SOURCE: The Globe and Mail (Canada) (7-19-07)
Ever since the museum opened two years ago, the National Association of Japanese Canadians has pressed it to change the way it depicts their community's suffering - and their volunteering, despite that suffering, for active combat.
Frank Moritsugu, now 84, is among those leading the charge. The retired journalist says that the war museum's version of what happened to his family and others - confiscation of property and internment in isolated labour camps - is disturbing because "the emphasis is weird."
The museum dates anti-Japanese sentiment in Canada from Japan's 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor; in fact, he says, Japanese Canadians were ostracized for decades, because they worked for lower pay (not by choice) and therefore took jobs from white folk.
"That's the kind of crap that was going on," Moritsugu says. "It was racist and economic."
But more important to Moritsugu and the NAJC lobbyists is what the museum does not say: that 150 or so Japanese Canadians volunteered to don uniforms and fight for Canada.
Name of source: FrontpageMag.com (Note: The original article includes links to the sources cited in the text.)
Name of source: Inside Higher Ed (Click on SOURCE for embedded links.)
SOURCE: Inside Higher Ed (Click on SOURCE for embedded links.) (7-19-07)
Name of source: Time
SOURCE: Time (7-19-07)
Name of source: Reuters
SOURCE: Reuters (7-18-07)
Most researchers agree that mankind spread out of Africa starting about 50,000 years ago, quickly establishing Stone Age cultures throughout Europe, Asia and Australia.
But a minority have argued, using skull data, that divergent populations evolved independently in different areas.
The genetic evidence has always strongly supported the single origin theory, and now results from a study of more than 6,000 skulls held around the world in academic collections supports this case.
Name of source: Bloomberg News
SOURCE: Bloomberg News (7-18-07)
``I can't leave,'' she says of the site, where investigators found the remains of children and babies among 220 bodies crammed into a pit by fascist dictator Francisco Franco's death squads. ``I'm too anxious to know if some paper, some trace could be found to show that one of them is my father.''
Sanchez, 76, visits the grave almost every day. Her vigil may be cut short when funding for the dig runs out next month. The future of such excavation projects is one of the most heated issues in the run-up to Spain's general elections next March.
Name of source: Secrecy News, written by Steven Aftergood, is published by the Federation of American Scientists
The answer may seem obvious. But to resolve any lingering doubt, the Congressional Research Service gave the topic a thorough analytic treatment in a newly updated report and concluded that Congress does have such authority.
"It has been suggested that the President's role as Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces provides sufficient authority for his deployment of troops, and any efforts on the part of Congress to intervene could represent an unconstitutional violation of separation-of-powers principles."
"While even proponents of strong executive prerogative in matters of war appear to concede that it is within Congress's authority to cut off funding entirely for a military operation, it has been suggested that spending measures that restrict but do not end financial support for the war in Iraq would amount to an 'unconstitutional condition'."
To rebut any such suggestion, the newly updated CRS report"provides historical examples of measures that restrict the use of particular personnel, and concludes with a brief analysis of arguments that might be brought to bear on the question of Congress's authority to limit the availability of troops to serve in Iraq."
"Although not beyond debate, such a restriction appears to be within Congress's authority to allocate resources for military operations," the report stated.
Name of source: Rick Anderson in the Seattle Weekly
SOURCE: Rick Anderson in the Seattle Weekly (7-18-07)
But according to the NSA's own investigative files, obtained exclusively by Seattle Weekly, there's one major problem with the flaming traitor theory: Martin and Mitchell weren't gay. The formerly classified Pentagon and NSA documents, which reveal previously unpublished details of the historic spy-agency saga, appear to clear Martin and Mitchell of the sexual charges that rocked the country 47 years ago this summer and led to landmark NSA policy changes.
"Beyond any doubt," the unnamed author of a then-secret NSA study on the defection wrote in 1963, according to the recently released documents, "no other event has had, or is likely to have in the future, a greater impact on the Agency's security program." Screening methods used today at NSA, with a work force estimated at 30,000, evolved from Internal Security Act legislation passed in the wake of the pair's defection.
After interviewing more than 450 individuals about the twosome's character, habits, and sex lives—right down to the skin rash on Martin's stomach—the NSA, in a 1961 report, could find no conclusive evidence the two men were gay. "Martin and Mitchell were known to be close friends and somewhat anti-social, but no one had any knowledge of a homosexual relationship between them," investigators reported. Both, in fact, had American girlfriends, and Martin married a Russian woman four months after his arrival there. Mitchell also wed later.
Name of source: Houston Chronicle
SOURCE: Houston Chronicle (7-16-07)
His brain, by all accounts, works just fine. But his hands flutter with an uncontrollable benign tremor and he needs two canes and the assistance of a rotating cast of aides to get around. Making no apologies, Byrd noted cryptically "I am not aware of any requirement for physical dexterity" in order to hold his office. Neither are the voters of West Virginia, who overwhelmingly and uncomplainingly re-elected him to yet another term last year.
Name of source: Jennifer Hunter in the Chicago Sun-Times
SOURCE: Jennifer Hunter in the Chicago Sun-Times (7-17-07)
Can it ever be fixed? Barack Obama has been a champion of improving government ethics at both the state and federal level, but he faces a long history of improbity among our elected officials.
Benjamin Fletcher, governor of New York from 1692 to 1698, took protection money from pirates, stole from the public funds and cheated on customs duties. "To recount all his arts of squeezing money both out of the public and private purses would make a volume instead of a letter," wrote one of Fletcher's critics.
According to the Reader's Companion to American History, "systematic smuggling, graft, extortion and bribery in the colonies cost the British Treasury 700,000 pounds a year. Attempts were made from time to time to clean things up, but defiant juries and mercenary judges -- one of whom remarked 'that in his opinion the Nicetyes of the law ought not to be observed' -- invariably got in the way."
Name of source: http://icwales.icnetwork.co.uk
SOURCE: http://icwales.icnetwork.co.uk (7-18-07)
American companies are more likely to draw attention to official published histories on their websites, more likely to invest in historically-orientated visitor attractions or museums, such as The World of Coca-Cola in Atlanta, and more likely to publish official histories.
By taking a more low-key approach to their corporate past, UK companies may be failing to capitalise on a range of potential business benefits, argues researcher Professor Michael Rowlinson of Queen Mary College, University of London.
“Clearly visitor attractions can be businesses in their own right,” said Prof Rowlinson.
“But more importantly, many customers put some store by the fact that a company has a long and recognisable history,” he added.
Name of source: China Daily
SOURCE: China Daily (7-17-07)
Lin's portrait is included among the 10 marshals who are honored as the founders of the Chinese armed forces in an exhibition celebrating the 80th anniversary of the People's Liberation Army on August 1.
Lin, denounced for his "treacherous" plot to overthrow Mao, is shown with his nine peers in a display rarely seen since his death in September 1971.
"With objective thinking, we decided to put the picture of Lin Biao along with the other nine marshals," said Jiang Tingyu, senior researcher at the Chinese Military Museum. "We have to show history as it was."
Name of source: http://www.egyptologyblog.co.uk
SOURCE: http://www.egyptologyblog.co.uk (7-16-07)
"A joint Egypt-Czech archaeological mission found a city dating to the Old Kingdom [2687 to 2191 BC] in the Garat Al Abyad region in Bahariya," SCA chief Zahi Hawass said, referring to an isolated oasis 400 kilometres (250 miles) southwest of Cairo...
The latest find is "an important discovery for Bahariya as it is the first time a site dating to the Old Kingdom has been discovered in this region where up till now there have only been Stone Age remnants or Middle Kingdom ruins," Hawass said.
"This period is a missing link in the history of this region," he added...
Name of source: http://www.independent.ie
SOURCE: http://www.independent.ie (7-15-07)
Labby Rock, near Castlebaldwin, Co Sligo, and overlooking Lough Arrow, looked more like a "baked potato" according to one expert who visited it recently.
The famous 70-ton dolmen was said to have been used as a bed by Diarmaid and Grainne when fleeing Fionn MacCumhaill.
But Mary Quinlan, who has been visiting ancient monuments for 20 years, had never seen anything like it.
"We came out of the wood and the first thing I saw was the Labby Rock covered in what looked like tin foil/silver paper. I was upset to see this 5,000-year-old monument looking a bit ridiculous.
Name of source: Vancouver Sun (BC)
SOURCE: Vancouver Sun (BC) (7-11-07)
Students at the University of Northern B.C. have discovered more than 200 artifacts at a protected archeological site at Beaverley, about 30 km west of Prince George.
The group, which has been digging for the past month, will now try to figure out who was making the tools, and when.